Signature: Signed, undated, no artist's seals
Thirteen lines in cursive script:
My house stands in a bamboo grove, on a
stream outside the city wall.
Brush and inkstone are my how and plow;
No ditches furrow my spirit, no boundaries
limit my mind.
On autumn days sparrows chirp in the rice
No wheel ruts pit the road in the spring.
Ive sown my seeds and I am content,
leading the life of a recluse.
Leaning on my cane, watching my children
Written by Song Zhongwen [trans. by Jonathan Chaves]
Marking: Collector's seals:
Miao Yuezao (1682–1761), 1 seal
Kong Guangtao (mid-19th century), 1 seal
Pan Yenling (19th century), 1 seal
Zhou Yu (dates unknown), 1 seal
Unidentified, 8 seals